Interview: Trudon Creative Director Julien Pruvost

Steering the French heritage candlemaker into a fragrant future

“We’re an old-new brand,” Julien Pruvost, creative director at Trudon says of the French candle and fragrance company, which was founded in 1643 but refreshed in 2006. Pruvost, who has been with the luxury maison for more than a decade, stewards their illustrious history as he expands their collection of beloved, sophisticated scents. From a store on rue Saint Honoré in the 17th century to …

Smokey Oud + Tobacco Rose Incense Cones

Handmade in Richmond, Virginia, these incense cones are formulated with a smokey aroma, achieved using toasted pipe tobacco and rare oud wood, both lightened through the addition of Moroccan rose. Together, the sensuous combination crafts a romantic and evocative fragrance that’s rich without being cloying.

Velvet Haze Perfume

One of BYREDO’s most transportive fragrances, Velvet Haze is a rich, musk-led scent that captivates. With notes of ambrette (also known as muskmallow, a medicinal plant), coconut water, patchouli, cacao absolute and various musks, the layered fragrance is warm and slightly earthy but with an ethereal appeal.